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2 PhD Fellowship projects in Theology – VID, Norway – Nov 2021

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VID Specialized University announces a scholarship for up to two PhD projects within the academic field of theology, at Centre for Mission and Global Studies (CMG), Norway  – Norway 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Research Fellowship
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: June 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Centre for Mission and Global Studies (CMG)
VID Specialized University
VID Specialized University

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Qualification Details

Requirements for the position:

  • Master's degree (120 ECTS) in theology, religion or other field of study relevant to the call. Grades on the master's thesis and relevant average grades on the master's program must both normally correspond to B or better in order to be considered.
  • Good written and oral presentation skills in a Scandinavian language or English.
  • Ability to work targeted and independently

The following are also desirable:

  • Experience with relevant research and development work
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to carry out and complete major tasks

In an overall assessment of the applicants, emphasis is put on personal qualifications, relevant competence and research experience.

Diversity is one of the characteristics of a good working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of gender, functional abilities and cultural background. VID would like to have more employees with a minority background in scientific positions and candidates with a minority background are therefore encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The PhD position is open to all disciplines within theology and may have an interdisciplinary approach. The position will be located at Centre for Mission and Global Studies (CMG), which is characterized by interdisciplinary and empirical approaches to theological research, as well as a special focus on global topics and issues. For this PhD fellowship, we invite innovative projects that resonate with the profile of CMG.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Please upload the application, CV, diplomas, transcripts, diploma supplements and project description through the «Apply here» link above. It is the full responsibility of the applicant to submit a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Emphasis will also be placed on the interview conducted with relevant applicants. References will also be obtained for relevant applicants, and it is requested that 2-3 references are identified in the application. Applicants invited to the interview must be able to submit certified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Project description

All applicants must write a project description. The project description must use the following template: VID’s template for project description

It is important that all the points in the template are covered in the project description. The project description can be written in English or a Scandinavian language. The length of the project description should be of minimum 3500 words and maximum 4500 words (references, tables and all other text included)

About the Employer: VID Specialized University

Note or Other details

More information about the PhD programmes at VID can be found on our website: PHD programme in theology and religion 

We offer

  • Opportunities of academic development with highly qualified and committed colleagues
  • A value-based and church based specialized university with high academic teaching- and research ambitions relevant to society and the church
  • Membership in the State Pension Plan with beneficial loan- and pension terms
  • VID conforms to the main agreement between the Enterprise Federation of Norway (VIRKE) and Employees Union. The position is placed in code 1017 Stipendiat of the collective agreement, salary table 20, alternative 10, salary grade 54 (NOK 491 200).

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Contact details

If you have documents that cannot be sent electronically, please contact HR-department

For further information about the position or guidance related to the project draft, please contact Professor and Director at the Centre for Mission and Global Studies Anna Rebecca Solevåg +47 51516244 or

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